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Movie Prequel Comics: Are They Worth Reading?
Which of the endless graphic novel add-ons should you seek out?

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Back To The Future

Back To Back To The Future

Writer: David Guy Levy
Art: Jeffrey Spokes

This isn’t really what we’ve been talking about at all, but we finish up with it because it’s cool. Titled Back to Back to the Future, this takes us on a journey through time to 1984, when Eric Stoltz was still top of Back to the Future’s cast as Marty McFly.

You know the story: Stoltz as McFly was “not working out”, leading to his firing and Michael J. Fox’s hiring. Due to Stoltz’s departure, actress Melora Hardin was also let go as Marty’s girlfriend Jennifer, since she was considered too tall to appear on screen alongside Fox.

This comic posits a scenario in which Back to the Future writer Bob Gale, reminded of the situation all these years later and feeling bad about it, meets Hardin for a coffee. They both get transported back to 1984 in Gale’s Tesla, and decide to work on keeping Stoltz in the film…

Part One is online for free now. The next two will also be given away gratis, and the final three will be $2 each, with all profits going to the Young Storytellers Foundation. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for future instalments.

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1 what about southland tales
what about the graphic novels produced for Southland Tales? they were actually integral to the story line of the movie and made a whole lot more sense of it. And they were all written by Richard Kelly, surely they deserve a mention for die hard Richard Kelly fans and also people who slated the film. More

Posted by hi charlie on Tuesday July 9, 2013, 19:35

2 Missing
No mention of the 2000AD Shaun of the Dead prequel (brilliant) or the various Watchmen prequels (dreadful)? More

Posted by evergrowingbrain on Tuesday July 9, 2013, 11:49

3 So...
are they worth reading or not?!?! More

Posted by partybee on Monday July 8, 2013, 13:13

4 Pacific Rim prequel comic
was pretty poor. It also struck me as possibly far more spoilery than it should have been - it didn't seem to introduce a world but summarise huge chunks of plot. More

Posted by elab49 on Friday July 5, 2013, 16:07

5 Inception
There was a short comic released after Inception, which gives a little bit of background beind the Cobolt Job More

Posted by richallin on Friday July 5, 2013, 14:16


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